I’m playing with a new social sharing platform called Wakelet. Click here for a local news article.
So what is Wakelet? It’s a web application that lets people, businesses and academic institutions organise links to online information into neatly-presented collections called ‘wakes’.
In a world of information overload, big data and real-time streams, search engines work hard to index the ever-growing amount of online information. While search algorithms help us find isolated pieces of information faster, they don’t know which ones are most relevant to us as individuals. Wakelet brings a human touch to this process by giving us the ability to easily collect and organise anything we read, view or listen to in a way that’s useful to us and to others.
Check out my diabetes Wakelet. I’m toying with the idea of cataloguing the online articles I read rather than link one by one on the blog. I started my wakes in November 2017 and we’ll see how it goes. At first blush I don’t see this platform replacing my blogs. But I think it may be useful for my followers to have one stop shopping for the fruits of my research. Enjoy.